So you want to perform at a Chicks with Picks event? Hooray! Read through to the relevant event for deets.
Chicks with Picks
No audition/demo/frat-style induction necessary, but we do have a couple of guidelines that you need to be aware of.
Firstly, Chicks with Picks is, essentially, an acoustic open mic night focusing on local female talent. This does not mean that there can’t be any dudes on stage, in fact they’re quite welcome, so long as your act is lady-fronted. What this does mean, however, is that we’re not currently set up for full, plugged in bands. Acoustic guitars with pickups are welcomed with open arms (and jacks) and we’ve got mics for your vox. Keys are no worries also, and raw bass can be put through the system. If you must have your electric with pedals and plugins or a laptop you will need to bring your own amp to avoid overloading the system. As far as drums go: absolutely NO FULL KITS and NO STICKS. Mini kits with brushes are okay, as are bongos, djembes etc.
Also keep in mind that as it’s an open mic event the sets are quite short. Not only does this enable us to give as many people as possible the opportunity to flash their wares, but it keeps up the momentum of the event and keeps the punters interested. Standard set times are 20 minutes long max. Keep in mind that you’ve only got 2 minutes to set up and 2 minutes to pack up so be prepared, tuned and ready to go when you’re number is called.
Still keen as mustard to perform? Brilliant, we’d love to have you. Now all you need to do is shoot through the following deets and/or any questions you might have to email@example.com:
- Contact number
- Number of peeps in your group
- What style of music you play
- What sort of set up you’ll be needing
- Which month you’d like to perform
- What times (if any) you are not able to perform
We’ll contact you as soon as we can to confirm a set time.
Chick BOOM! Band Comp
After the glorious success for our very first Chick BOOM! Band Comp, we will most certainly be bringing it back for a re-run in 2013. More details to come, but if you would like to be notified when a date and venue are set then just shoot a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Every now and then we are contacted by local booker and events looking for chick musos (including the Yes Ma’am nights), we’re also looking at launching new events which will require lady performers of all types and styles! So, if you’d like your band/act to be added to the Chicks with Picks database for our future reference, then please email the following deets to email@example.com:
- Band/act name
- Contact name
- Contact number
- Style of music/performance
- No. of peeps in band/act
- Stage setup (inputs needed/type etc)